1964 as new Omega Seamaster De Ville in Stainless Steel Model 135.010 monocoque hippocampus

Product Code: AWCOM9569

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This Watch

We have here a simply elegant minimalist Omega Seamaster model. Manually wound with one of the most amazing original dials we have seen, untouched and not far of mint 9/10 in our opinion and all original. A monocoque front loading 33.5mm stainless steel, slim case complete with hippocampus emblem.  At 40mm lug to lug, the polished case with gently curved lugs ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist.  The thin bezel holds its Acrylic Crystal. The offwhite / eggshell almost salmon patina dial is perfect! a bold statement but needs to be seen in hand!  All gilt markers and no date here! , central seconds and gilt sword hour and minute hands complete this stylish entry level perfect seamaster which has almost become a rarity because of its amazing condition . It's readability is just perfect, Omega really got this right.  On the reverse case back with the hippocampus and inside, a manually-wound Omega Cal. 601, 17 jewels that has been fully serviced and keeping spectacular time. Fitted quality leather strap 18mm strap - black croco this time but can be swapped out for all desires.

Extra Points 

Founded by Louis Brandt in 1848, Omega started out as La Generale Watch Co., an unassuming, but international business.   It wasn't until 1885, when the company had been taken over by Louis' sons, that the first mass-produced caliber, the Labrador, was released.  By 1903, the company had renamed itself Omega and only two years later were they the official timekeepers at many sporting events across Switzerland.  Omega stepped onto an international stage in 1932 as the official timekeepers at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the first of over 20 Olympic Games. Omega were one of the 12 companies, now known as the Dirty Dozen, commissioned to produce watches for the British Military during the Second World War.  One of Omega's most iconic watches, the Seamaster, was introduced in 1948 to celebrate their 100th anniversary.  Over 70 years later, it is still one of Omega's best selling watches.  Omega made headlines in 1962 when Wally Schirra wore the Speedmaster as part of NASA's first crewed spaceflight programme, making the Speedmaster the first watch to enter space.  It was only a few years before the Speedmaster became the official chronograph for the American space missions and was worn by Buzz Aldrin as well as the Apollo 13 crew.  Omega are still involved with NASA and have been instrumental in creating vital pieces of equipment for space exploration.  Omega's reputation continued to soar in the 1990s with Omega Seamaster worn by Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.

What we think

It is getting harder and harder to find good vintage all original Seamasters nowadays so we are very excited about this watch.  About as good a vintage, preowned Omega as you will find and we love this model.  It looks great on males and females alike, a 1960s Omega Seamaster is a must have in any vintage watch collection and this piece has been fully serviced by myself via our onsite workshop. No outsourcing here!

Spec Stuff

Serial : 2199****
Reference : 135. 010
Movement : Manually Wound Omega Cal. 601
Age : 1961/1970
Specific Age : Circa. 1964
Case Size : 33.5mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug :
Lugs :
Condition :
Box & Papers :
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Service History :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty

1964 as new Omega Seamaster De Ville in Stainless Steel Model 135.010 monocoque hippocampus